Phlebotomy/Lab Assistant [Certificate]

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Would you like to play an important role in health care and work with a diverse group of patients? If you’re comfortable with blood, needles, attention to detail and can communicate well, employment is expected to grow and has been ranked as one of the top 100 jobs by US News and World Report.

Phlebotomy Technicians draw blood for tests, transfusions, research, or blood donations.  Medical Laboratory Assistants are able to perform a variety of tasks within the medical laboratory including waived and point-of-care testing and quality assurance.  They typically work in hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, blood donor centers, physician offices, and other health care facilities.

The demand for certified Phlebotomists is growing much faster than average.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this field is projected to grow 25% through 2024. (BLS January 2016) Due to the shortage of Medical Laboratory Technicians and Scientists, hospitals are hiring phlebotomists/lab assistants to perform clinical duties within the laboratory.

Your Degree

After completing this program, you will receive a phlebotomy certificate from Marion Technical College and will be eligible to take your certification exam through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

What You’ll Learn

Our instructors will teach you how to collect blood specimens for tests, transfusion, research, or blood donation.  You will learn to work with patients and health care professionals, deal with adverse reactions, and use good organizational skill to label and enter samples as well as protect patient privacy. You will also learn to assist medical laboratory technicians and scientists in the laboratory by preparing reagents, performing quality control, and performing basic laboratory testing.

External Certification

Students who complete the program are eligible to take the PBT certification exam (Route 2) offered by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists website www.ascp.org. Eligibility for the Medical Laboratory Assistant certification requires PBT certification and one year of full time experience as a lab assistant (Route 5) through ASCP.

For More Information, Contact:

The Office of Admissions
Marion Technical College
1467 Mt Vernon Avenue
Marion, OH 43302
Email: enroll@mtc.edu
740-389-4636

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